Bug#544682: vim: segfault on reading gzipped file

Eugene V. Lyubimkin jackyf.devel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 10:30:07 UTC 2009

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.2.245-2
Severity: normal

Vim segfaulted when pointed to gzipped file:

$ vim /usr/share/doc/arora/changelog.gz 
Vim: Caught deadly signal SEGV

Vim: Finished.
Segmentation fault

This file belongs to arora 0.9.0-1 from Debian unstable.

When ungzipped manually, Vim works:

$ zcat /usr/share/doc/arora/changelog.gz | vim -
E326: Too many swap files foundVim: Reading from stdin...

I don't have any ideas about swap files error though.

vim -u NONE -U NONE /usr/share/doc/arora/changelog.gz

Worked, but it didn't seem to attempt to uncompress the file, so many
control characters were shown only.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1                   2.2.48-1       Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                     2.9-25         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpm2                   1.20.4-3.2     General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20090803-2 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1               2.0.85-2       SELinux shared libraries
ii  vim-common                2:7.2.245-2    Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime               2:7.2.245-2    Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
ii  exuberant-ctags [ctags]      1:5.8-1     build tag file indexes of source c
ii  vim-doc                      2:7.2.245-2 Vi IMproved - HTML documentation
ii  vim-scripts                  20090211-1  plugins for vim, adding bells and 

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